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Job descriptionJob title
Pulls cables, often acts as additional boom operator or mixer.
Illustrates visual representations to communicate the ideas of production designer.
Employed on larger productions to manage the set costumes, and handle the star's wardrobe.
Foreman of a 'gang' of carpenters and laborers.
In charge of the visual effects departments; creates post-production alterations to the film's images.
Uses the camera at the direction of the cinematographer.
Usually an investor or just a credit that the filmmaker gave to someone.
Artists draw/paint entire sets or extend portions of an existing set.
Sources and purchases fabrics and garments, lead may personally hire one
Create the characters look for anyone appearing on screen. Some specialize in 'effects' make-up: monsters, aging, etc.
Monitors the quality and continuity of costumes, and handle the star's wardrobe.
Chief assistant to the gaffer.
Makes new clothing appear dirty, faded and worn.
Arranges casting and performance of stunts, works closely with the director.
Handles and trains animals.
Writes the original music.
Assists the production manager and director, oversees day-to-day management of the cast and crew scheduling, equipment, script, and set.
Keeps the camera in focus as it is shooting.
Is the chief assistant of the 1st AD.
In charge of post-production sound; sometimes involves great creative license.
Responsible for schedule, budget, efficiency of post production.
Reports to the production designer; more directly oversees artists and craftspeople
Chief of the camera and lighting crew of the film. Typically, the director tells this person how they want a shot to look and this person chooses the correct aperture, filter, and
Job descriptionJob title
Maintains and styles hair, in conjunction with the makeup artist.
Operates a motion control rig, which essentially is a 'camera robot' able to consistently repeat camera moves for special effects use.
Creates and records diegetic sound effects.
Oversees the creative aspects of a film, ultimately subordinate to the film's producer or producers. Sometimes takes on many of the roles of the producer.
Supervises the physical (not creative) aspects of the shooting: personnel, technology, budget, and scheduling. Also responsible for keeping film on schedule and budget.
Responsible for the surface treatments of the sets, i.e. aging and gilding, painting faux- wood, stone, brick, stained glass.
Designs, plans, and organizes the construction of garments, down to the fabric, colors, and sizes.
Fits or tailors costumes, usually on-set
Combines images from different sources, such as film, CGI, and text.
Decorates set with furnishings and other objects.
Oversees the construction of all the sets.
Assists the 1st AD with set operations and general office tasks.
Sets up and controls lighting equipment.
Assistant to the production sound mixer; uses a boom pole, a long pole made of light aluminum or carbon fiber that allows precise positioning of the microphone above or below the a
Assembles and edits all the sound effects.
Chief grip on a set; helps set up the set to achieve correct lighting and blocking.
Initiates, coordinates, supervises, and controls matters such as raising funding, hiring key personnel and arranging for distributors.
Chief assistant to the key grip; organizes grip equipment.
Assembles the various shots into a coherent film, with the help of the director.
Deals with landscape design of plant material.
Creates the physical, visual appearance of the film - settings, costumes, properties, character makeup, etc.
Operates the camera dolly; places, levels, and moves the dolly track, then pushes and pulls the dolly, and usually a camera operator and camera assistant as riders.
Organizes all logistics: hiring crew, renting equipment, etc.
Job descriptionJob title
Carries out the instructions of the art director; often involves measuring locations, creating graphics and paper props, collecting information for the production designer
Coordinates internal workings of the digital camera.
Responsible for recording all sound during filming; involves choice and deployment of microphones, operating equipment, mixing of audio signals in real time.
Adjusts the color of the film via printer lights for greater consistency in the film's colors, uses digital tools in manipulating the image.
Head of the electrical department; designs and executes lighting plan for a production. Sometimes credited as 'chief lighting technician.'
Draftsman, often an architect, who plans structures or interior spaces
Works with composer, mixers, and editors to create and integrate the film's music. This person's primary responsibility is to negotiate the rights for non-original music.
Finds and manages all the props; usually has several assistants.
Usually synonymous with 'director of photography,' though some insist this only applies when the director of photography and camera operator are the same person.
Production manager but for second unit shooting.
Puts motion picture film from the manufacturer's light-tight canisters to the camera magazines, manages the inventory of film (often eliminated on small productions)
Balances the dialogue, music, and effects, and finalizes the film's audio track.
Applies and removes the 'dressing', i.e. furniture, drapery, carpets, doorknobs, wall sockets, etc.
Foreman of the sets crew, often referred to as the 'swing gang.'
Keeps track of what parts of the script have been filmed and makes notes of any deviations between what was actually filmed and what appeared in the script; notes are given to the
Assembles and edits all dialog in the soundtrack, may supervise dubbing.
A specialized props technician who deals with firearms.
Assists with the design of the costumes, manage the wardrobe workspace, supervise construction or sourcing of garments.
Often technicians in construction, plastics, machining, electronics.
Operates the clapperboard at the beginning of each take and loads the raw film stock into the camera magazines, manages the inventory of film (often eliminated on small productions
Locates and then purchases or rents the set dressing and other objects.

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